Business titans of our time, brilliant musicians that changed the world forever, and a curious toddler with a talking backpack and wide, creepily blinking eyes. What do Steve Jobs, John Lennon and Dora the Explorer have in common? They’re all going to end up on U.S. postage stamps.
That beloved trio, plus Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charlton Heston, Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain and others are among the lineup of commemorative stamp subjects the Postal Service has on deck for this year and the next couple of years down the line.
Usually the stamp subjects are a closely guarded secret in order to maximize the buzz factor when the USPS announces them. But the Washington Post says it got ahold of the entire list of subjects. Some of those are in design while others are still waiting for approval from the USPS art staff.
Don’t set your heart on that Dora stamp quite yet, however, as the USPS’ executive director for stamp services and corporate licensing notes that subjects are “subject to change” at any time.
It’s worth noting that if the John Lennon stamp happens, a whole new can of worms could be opened. Having a Brit on a stamp would violate a rule that only Americans are allowed to appear on stamps.